Hello all. I went to college on a wrestling scholarship
and was originally in nursing school
and made it to my ped/ob clinical rotation when my commitment to my NCAA division 1 scholarship became too much to handle on top of nursing school so I decided to change my major to something relevant to the courses I had already take. I finished my bachelors in exercise physiology and want nothing to do with it now especially because there are no jobs. I have recently decided to start school back up in September to obtain my associates degree in nursing. I have a job as an MST on a med/surg floor in a large hospital and well over half of the 50+ nurses I see each day have their associates degree. I was wondering others opinions on this. I will only need 1 year to finish up because I have so much of the coursework done from my bachelors. I feel like I'm in a great position because I'm already getting great experience working in a large hospital that hires internally and hires ADN prepared nurses. Then there's the dreaded ADN vs. BSN ugh. Here is a question. Lets say I utterly refuse to get my BSN later in life. Will I just not have a job at all as a nurse? Are they really going to do away with every associate nursing schoo/program? I am not talking about only in the hospital I'm talking about getting a job anywhere. The way people act on these forums it seems as if the millions of ADNs will not be able to work without a BSN which I find very hard to believe on top of the fact that they are going to have to shut down hundreds of schools
/programs. What about nursing homes? Home health? Is it really reasonable to think that every single nursing job in the near future will only be for BSN prepared nurses? It just seems a bit improbable and frankly impossible. As I said I work with literally hundreds of BSN prepared nurses. Feedback please!